Here is a link to the book that I co-authored with Ward Silver. It is available only as a Kindle publication.
Amateur Radio will surprise you with all its different activities. If you’ve encountered Amateur Radio in a public service role or if someone you know has a ham radio in their home or car, then you already have some ideas. Maybe you have seen ham radio in a movie or read about it in a book. Are you a part of the growing “do-it-yourself” or maker communities? If so, you’ll really enjoy getting involved with one of the most “hands-on” hobbies of all. Amateur Radio is the most powerful communications service available to the private citizen anywhere on Earth — or even above it!
This booklet is an overview of Amateur Radio and all it has to offer. It discusses the various aspects of the fascinating hobby, provides information about how to pursue your first ham radio license, and how to get started.
About ARRL: Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Today, with more than 161,000 members, ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL's mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.